A couple of days ago I shared a post which described my daughter’s diagnosis and shared the recipe for Chocolate Doughnuts – made with low carb flours and stevia powder.
And since I have been writing and sharing as much as I can, to raise awareness as much as to share my own experience, about this, I am always hopeful when I read comments from people about the recipe and the use of ingredients.
But as it happens, life is simple, people are not.
One food group where I shared the post got me some trolls too – who despite having read the post, also proved to me about how deeply ingrained the fundamental desire to “lecture” parents is 🙂
Two people – one said “you should eat stevia but feed your children jaggery powder” and the second said “how can you give them stevia powder, regular sugar is better than that”.
Wow! That just took the cake, didn’t it? I hate online typing debates, so I simply removed my post. After all, if someone didn’t bother you read my post, or the condition that is called Type 1 D, what can you do to sensitize them? They will be out with more arguments to explain how a good parent would feed their children.
But I will use this opportunity to educate anyone I can who reads my posts and blog. Because if you are still reading this, it tells me that you are listening and open to understanding it. And that is a wonderful quality.
- Anything that is unrefined natural sweetener and I bake with a ton of them for over a decade now – is also not suitable. Because in terms of the structure, it is also basically sugar. Yes, it is less refined, less processed, less or not bleached. But fundamentally its a form of sugar. And it is therefore not safe if we want to keep blood sugar levels in range. Even for Type 1 D.
- Stevia which is plant based and high quality, consumed once a week in a super small quantity is not bad! The same cannot be said about white sugar – even if you consumed a super small quantity, once a week. The chemicals, calories, carbs in white sugar? Read more. I can share 101 links here, but my advice is to spend learning on your own.
And since life is simple, the recipe here is simple too – Baked Zucchini Chips.
1 tsp oil to brush
Paprika as per taste
- Cut the zucchinis into super thin slices
- Sprinkle some salt and leave them aside for 10 minutes
- Squeeze the extra water and allow the slices to dry out a bit on a kitchen paper towel
- Preheat oven at 200 degrees C for 10 minutes
- Place the slices onto a greased baking tray
- Brush the tops with oil
- Sprinkle salt and paprika
- Bake at the same temperature for 1 hour until they crisp up.
- Serve hot